The Crucible is a book written by Author Miller to illustrate all the lies and deceit that took place during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692-1693. There are so many different forms of lies and deceit present with in this book. But to me the three biggest are when Mary Warren and the girls, Putnam’s versusthe rest of the town and John Proctor vs Abigail. But the lies and deceit derail all of these.
He doesn't want there to be known of the practice of witchcraft in his own house, so he puts the crime on his slave Tituba and gives her an ultimatum to either confess or be beat. Because of his need to keep his credibility in his town he claims that he had casted out the source of Satan himself. Parris motives are exceedingly selfish. Concerned with keeping his authority in Salem, he is disliked among many. Continually being power-hungry, drives him to make calamities in his
From this little lie at the time, it caused a massive fear and hysteria throughout the town. Further in the story we find there are hidden hatred, jealousy, and lust between the people
John Proctor was an adulterer. He cheated on his wife with another woman named, Abagail Williams. John Proctor did not love Abagail, but she was in love with him. Abagail would do anything to make John Proctor hers. She was so crazy about John that she accused Elizabeth Proctor of witch craft.
How john Proctor was a dynamic character in The Crucible and changed throughout the play. He confessed to adultry to try to save his wife. He turned against Abigail even though he didnt want to turn her in at first. He almost confessed to Witchcraft but then changed his mind because he didnt want his family name ruined. Therefore, How john Proctor was a dynamic character in The Crucible and changed throughout the play.
This quote indicates that Abigail Williams is a selfish antagonist because she is lying about something that is clearly noticeable. Some people may argue that Abigail isn’t the only one to blame, as in there are many others to blame for the loss of many lives. Mary Warren also played a
The Salem witch trials are remembered as one of the most disgraceful acts a village has ever committed. One of the main causes of these events are the bibliocentric views of the community at that time. People often called witch on their neighbors to get more land, or cried witch at someone they simply didn’t like. There were 19 hangings during the Salem Witch Trials and one of the main reasons for this was Reverend Parris. At the start of The Crucible, By Arthur Miller, you see that one of the central causes of the witch trials was because he was more concerned with his own reputation than the lives of others.
He states that you coldly prompted your daughter to cry witchery upon George Jacobs that is now in jail.” (Danforth 182). This shows that someone thinks that the girls did perform witch craft and now that there is an accusation against them, the whole village will know what someone saw. The girl’s reputation is going to be ruined by the accusation made against them, and now they have to do anything to prove that they are innocent. Anyone will do anything to protect their reputation.
I saw Goody Osburn with the Devil! I saw Bridget Bishop with the Devil! (Miller.1.1050). With Abigail's careless act, the town is in despair, every time she would create a lie it would turn people against each other. Even when these group of people have been living with each other years, with one action from Abigail they are automatically believing each person is associated with the Devil.
In the play, “The Crucible” many innocent lives are taken because lies and deceit play a very broad role throughout the entire play. Some Salemnites fake to see spirits to cause others to fear the innocent and get their lives taken to please the fakers. A main character in the Crucible, Abigail Williams uses lying to get her way with the whole town, and to get revenge. Abigail has had an affair with John Proctor who is trying to rid all his sins because he is aware of all his wrongdoings. With Abigail and John’s actions Abigail has a strong connection with John and lies to try and get rid of his wife Elizabeth so her selfish self can have John to herself.
The leader of the accusations is Abigail, Reverend Parris’ niece. When discovered in the woods by her uncle, she convinces the other girls to blame their slave, Tituba, and convince
Reverend Parris In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible the reader learns more about the Puritan society of the late 1600s. Reverend Parris, the town minister, is aghast when he found his niece and daughter in the woods dancing and conjuring spirits with their friends. His daughter, Betty, is now afflicted and unable to wake, which causes quite the ruckus in Salem, the town they live in, about what happened to the minister's daughter. Reverend Parris he fears that the people might deposition him if they hear that he discovered them dancing in the woods.
In the late sixteenth century the idea of witchcraft was defined as working with the Devil to perform dark magic. In the town of Salem in Massachusetts, the idea of witchcraft spreads as many townspeople scramble to save their name from blackening. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the importance of reputation is depicted as many people of Salem use their reputation to free them from the numerous trials of accused witchcraft. John Proctor displayed the importance of his reputation by protecting himself and other citizens of Salem during many accusations against them.
This quote demonstrates how reverend Parris is only interested in his good reputation and will do anything to keep it that way. He makes it clear to Abigail that he had to fight and prove himself to get into the position he is in right now and that he would not let her bad conduct ruin this for him. By saying “stiff necked people” it demonstrates that Parris has no respect for the People of Salem and that he doesn’t really care about their welfare he only looks out for himself as his family. By asking Abigail “your name in the town-it is entirely white, is not”? it shows that he is aware that his niece doesn’t have a good reputation in the town after being fire from the Proctor’s house.
The Salem Witch Trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. It was such a massive, bizzare occurance that logically, something or someone should be blamed for the start of it. Although it is one of America’s most showing cases of mass hysteria, there had to have been many other causes for the tragic ending. Salem’s tragic ending in The Crucible was clearly caused by an abundance of factors, but the two most weighty were Abigail Williams and the idea of reputation in Salem. Abigail Williams is very much to blame for the tragic ending in Salem for many reasons.